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Old 12-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. Now i have got a pup who is just 20 days old. I saw the liter. All others were very fluffy females but this one was sort of single coat type. He has a long tail which is curled up. I have seen both the dame and sire. Both are good specimen of GSD with excellent points kept by avid GSD lovers (Sire an excellent pedigreed GSD). Now i have a questions:-
1. Why other pups were fluffy kind as of Double Coat? Although when i lifted the pup i didnot find him to be undernourished but quite healthy actually. Infront of those pups he looked quite feeble.(I should have touched others to feel their build and health). He seemed to be a sort of loner out there.
2. Is it OK to have a curled long tail (It even now touches the ground) which will straighten later (He is still 20 days old)
Why do i have these all questions A friend of mine who has a large kennel of GSDs, Labs etc and is well qualified in GSDs from Germany said to me.. "Look for the pup who looks like a bear... huge head and straight tail"
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can't imagine why you would take home a 20 day old pup.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, 20 days old is a little young to be taking home.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum!

Not sure if we are confused about the 20 days old thing... That puppy should still be with it's mom and littermate. If it's the puppy in your avatar then we are just confused

I've found GSD puppies mostly have a weird fuzzy coat that they later lose to end up with the flatter shorter coat, unless they do end up long coated.

If you have time to wander around the site there are tons of photos and pictures of our pups so you can compare. http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...st-time-owner/

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You did not bring it home yet , did you? Way too young to leave the litter.

I would say pics if available would be really helpful .
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually that was way too impossible for me to leave him there. I also agree that it is way too early for him .
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Actually that was way too impossible for me to leave him there. I also agree that it is way too early for him .
Are you saying you took the puppy home at three weeks of age?

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Actually that was way too impossible for me to leave him there. I also agree that it is way too early for him .
That is not rescuing but placing him from one possible unfortunate situation into another. Give ore information why you thought that this was a good ide and why the "breeder" let him go. If he cannot stay with his mom, find a foster mother (a dog) that will adopt him with her own litter. Some shelter have their pregnant and lactating female in foster care.
He needs at least 5 more weeks with a litter and mom for nourishment and live lessons that we as humans cannot give him.
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The OP asked a question about coat and tail. Not about how old his dog is.

I would be happy to answer if I knew what to say. My boys were litter-mates one had a really plush double coat looked like his Dam while the other one had the lighter single coat of his Sire.

I don't know about the curl in the tail.
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Actually that was way too impossible for me to leave him there. I also agree that it is way too early for him .
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